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Confused about food labeling?

You’ve likely seen the announcement that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed changes that we’ll see popping up on our food labels. What does it mean?

Our diets have changed since the nutritional panels were introduced about 20 years ago so the FDA has decided to require updated labeling on packages to reflect these dietary changes. Announcing these changes are the first step, they will then need to be approved and it might take a few years before you see them on food in your grocery store.

So what is going to change?

Announced on February 27th, the proposed changes will have a 90-day comment period, giving food companies some time to evaluate how this will affect them. After these proposed changes go into effect, it may take up to two years for new labels to hit the shelves.